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Ariana Grande Has “Barely Slept This Week” Following Bombing (UPDATE)


UPDATE (5/26/17 at 7:41 a.m. ET): 

It has been a tough week for Ariana Grande.

“She’s still just absolutely crushed. She and her loved ones have barely slept this week,” a source told People.

The pop star and her mother — who helped fans get backstage after the deadly bomb went off — are back home in Boca Raton, Florida.

“Her team isn’t sure yet how long Ariana’s going to be under the radar. It seems like it could be a while, but we’ll see what transpires.”

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UPDATE (5/24/17 at 3:23 p.m. ET): 

Ariana Grande officially suspended her Dangerous Woman tour following the horrific Manchester terror attack.

“Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost,” her management said in a statement.

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"We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together. Thank you."

The 23-year-old returned home to Florida following the bombing and was reunited with her boyfriend, Mac Miller.

And, according to TMZ, the pop star is said to be in “hysterics.”

"It’s so, so sad. She loves her fans and is absolutely crushed and devastated as you can imagine,” continued a source.  

“She can’t believe this happened. She just wants to be with her family and loved ones right now."

A fan account also reportedly claims the “Love Me Harder” songstress has offered to cover the funeral costs of the victims, according to the Daily Mail.

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UPDATE #2 (5/23/17 at 15:40 p.m. ET): 

Ariana Grande has returned home.

Following the devastating bombing at her concert on Monday night, the pop star boarded a private plane with her family and returned to her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida.

"They were met at the airport by Ariana's boyfriend, Mac Miller. When Ariana got off the plane, Mac greeted her on the tarmac with a long hug followed by a kiss,” a source told E! News.  

“Mac also gave Ariana's mom a hug. It was a very emotional reunion and they stood talking for a minute before getting into the car. Ariana looked exhausted and like she didn't get much sleep. She seemed like she just wanted to get home and be with her loved ones."

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UPDATE (5/23/17 at 7:23 a.m. ET): 

Police now say 22 people were killed and 59 others were injured following an explosion outside Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England on Monday, May 22.

Officials say the explosion occurred around 10:33 p.m. local time and the attack was carried out by a lone suicide bomber.

“The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity,” Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said.

“We have been treating this as a terrorist incident and we believe, at this stage, the attack last night was conducted by one man. The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network.”

Following the devastating news, Ariana has suspended the remainder of her world tour indefinitely, according to TMZ.

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Original Story (5/22/17 at 7:25 p.m.) 

An Ariana Grande concert in the U.K. ended in horror, after reports of explosions led to a mass emergency evacuation.

Police have confirmed to TMZ at least 19 are dead and 50 injured following a “major incident” at the Manchester Arena in north England on May 22.

Greater Manchester Police were called to the music venue after “loud bangs” were heard.

In a statement, law enforcement explains, “Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured.”

The statement continues, “Please avoid the area as first responders work tirelessly at the scene. Details of a casualty bureau will follow as soon as possible.”

Fans who attended the concert posted videos from inside the venue, where people could be seen fleeing their seats and heading to the nearest exit.

One fan writes on Facebook, “Me & my daughter was just about leave and there was a huge bang and then everyone just darted out screaming and crying..”

“Just got out of Manchester arena after seeing Ariana perform. There was a loud bang when the lights came on & everyone ran out screaming,” another attendee adds.

Police previously released a statement asking people to “stay away from the area.”

“Police responded to reports of an incident at Manchester Arena,” the official account tweeted. “Please stay away from the area. More details to follow....”

A follow up post read, “Emergency services responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena. Avoid the area. More details will follow as soon as available.”

A label representative has also updated on Ariana’s status after the explosions.

The rep confirms the 23-year-old — who was performing at the venue as part of her Dangerous Woman Tour — is “okay” following the incident.

Stay tuned to Wetpaint as this story is developing.